What I’m Doing

As I said back in the day, I won’t be around much. You can tell by how I’m not around much. So, what’s been going on?

Well, I just got done finishing up new plumbing for my kitchen sink that I did with some help from my mom. She’s actually really handy. Has been my whole life. She’s always fixing stuff around the house. She used to even work on her own car. Ladies, that’s how you should be. You can’t always trust in guys helping you out.

So I did all the work, she just supervised. So far so good. I can finally do my dishes, cause unlike the rest of the modern world, I don’t have a dishwasher. I AM the dishwasher.

I’m literally taking a break from doing dishes to write this. Anyway, it’s taken us a week to finish this because of various setbacks. But now that it’s done, I don’t think I have anything else to do just now, which is good, because the weather sucks and I’d rather not do anything just now.

In my time off from here, though, and within the last couple days, I’ve gained something like 10 followers. All of which have been what I suspect to be spam accounts, and one awesome account. That one awesome account? Skynyrd.com! They liked a couple of my posts with Lynyrd Skynyrd, and decided to follow. Thanks guys! You rock! And if any of you reading want some awesome rockage in your life, check out their site. Tons of great music there, and not just Skynyrd!

Hopefully soon I’ll be back to regular posting, I’ve just been taking this break of course and it has been kinda nice. Until that happens, I hope all is well in your lives. Thanks for hanging out with me. And remember, I have a forum you can check out too. There’s very little activity, and I’m not concerned with it, but it’s just a heads up. Check it out if you like. Sign ups are free.

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You Don’t Know Shit, First Name Jack

It amazes me on a daily basis how little people know about dogs. I have a miniature pinscher. He looks like a miniature Doberman, as min-pin’s do. Some think he’s just a puppy. A guy was amazed the other day when I told him Redd was probably 12 years old now.

Me and Redd. All 16 pounds of him.

I take him with me almost everywhere. He likes to jump up on the door and sniff out the window. Especially if we stop somewhere, like a fast food place or whatever. He wants to see what’s going on. So everyone sees him and everyone loves him. Some give him treats, which he gingerly takes, which is bullshit cause he’s constantly taking our fingers off at home.

Teacup Min-Pin
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You wouldn’t believe the plethora of stupid bullshit I hear on a daily basis with him.

Aside from people thinking he’s a puppy, the next biggest thing I hear is, “He’s shaking!” This then brings up a couple different things, like:

“You must be cold!”

I hear that one all the time. Even in the summer. Truth is, he overheats easily. He can get cold and has been before, of course, but he’s never cold when these people are saying he is. He’s a small dog, and small dogs are notorious for being nervous. I have heard people say that as the reason he was shivering, but maybe only once or twice. I’ve also heard “He must be smelling the food!” and a few other things.

Look, he’s a small dog. And as I just said, notoriously nervous. He shakes at home all the time. If we get close to him, even though he knows us and loves us and trusts us, he’ll still shake and look terrified. That’s his nature. He’s not fucking cold.

The best yet is this. I’ve heard people mistake him for different dog breeds. Three or four different ones. Hey, I don’t know dog breeds, so I’m not going to guess, hoping I look like I know what I’m talking about. I don’t expect everyone who sees him to know what he is. But some try, and some fail hilariously.

“Is that a pitbull?”

That has to be my favorite one. This came from a black dude, and the first thought I had was, of all the people, shouldn’t you know what a fucking pitbull looks like? I kid, I kid. Seriously though, the two look nothing alike. Other than they’re both dogs.

Size difference. Hint: The little one is the miniature pinscher. Source

I can’t stand it, but it’s constantly a source of entertainment. Not just with him, but with everything people don’t know, yet try to pretend like they do. It happens all the time, everywhere, with everything. People are notoriously stupid.

Speaking of stupid people, I once talked about my neighbor and how much of a bullshitter he is. I’m not even sure if he’s aware he’s doing so much bullshitting, but I think to some degree he knows what he’s saying. Remember, he’s probably 25.

He told me last night he’s going back to school to get a bachelor’s degree on top of the masters he already has. In criminal justice.

Stupid.

He told me once a few months back that he owned a towing company, but a few days after told me he was fired. How the hell do you get fired from the company you own?

Yeah! Explain that shit!

Stupid.

This is literally the basis for my issue with people. The reason I can’t be around them. I’m not sure why I find it so easy to not be stupid, but I can’t fathom how easy it is for me to not be stupid and yet so hard for most of the world to do the same. Do they not hear what’s coming out of their mouths? I guess some people have brains that set their autopilots on stupid instead of halfway fucking awake.

The best part is, if I do something stupid, I call myself on it and try to remedy the situation with sense, or what I meant to say, whichever is required. But a lot of the stupid people don’t bother with even doing that. That’s what makes them super special.

And so goes my blog piece on my dog.

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What They Be Doin’ Now? The Meat Puppets

I bet a bunch of you haven’t heard of these guys except for when they jammed with Nirvana on Nirvana’s Unplugged concert.

Aside from this hit, I was the same way.

When this came out it was a hit, and it still gets regular air play on local radio stations. The tune has a definite 90s alternative vibe, but when the band started in the 80s they were a hardcore punk band. When they joined the label SST Records, they found their own sound and started playing what everyone knows now. Well, everyone who listens to them.

They have a bunch of music out, and a couple of their older songs became popular when Nirvana covered them (with the help of the Kirkwood brothers) on their Unplugged concert, like Plateau and Lake Of Fire.

So, what are they doing now?

They had a couple of breakups over the years, once in 1996, and then they got back together in 1999 and broke up again in 2002. But fans rejoice, they got back together in 2006 and they’ve been jamming ever since.

You can check out their website TheMeatPuppets.com, though there’s currently nothing on it but a badass background.

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Goodbye Flavor

They say we get new taste buds every 7 years, and now I finally believe them. My taste buds, it seems all at once, have gone mad. Now nothing tastes like it’s supposed to, and it’s messing with me.

I like all flavors of soda, but the two that get me more than any are Coke and Mt. Dew. Now, they both taste like shit to me, and that upsets me. At least root beer still tastes good.

Pizza doesn’t taste as good now. Mac and cheese. Donuts. Pretty much everything I liked before. Now it’s all flavorless. And that’s the biggest issue. It’s not that they taste different now, they’re all basically flavorless.

I looked on WebMD to see what was going on, and it said I have an ingrown toenail, so it was no help.

I don’t know what’s going on, but it has also messed with my hunger. Now, no matter how hungry I am, I can only eat a little bit. I don’t mind that so much, because the less I eat, the more weight I’ll lose, hopefully.

This is the first time I have experienced this. Except for little things, like I used to not like stuffing and now I do. Or I didn’t like milk but now I do. Little things like that. Now it’s like the entire menu.

As much as it sucks, I’m kind of happy about it. Like I said, I’m eating much less now. But on the flip side, I’m drinking a ton of water now, which isn’t a problem, other than I pee a lot more now. But water, mmmmmm. Hopefully I’ll never lose my taste buds for water. I love it.

Have any of you experienced this? To what degree?

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Moray, Peru

Windows just shoved this in my face.

UFO Landing Ground
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How could I not look that up?

Turns out it’s Moray, Peru, which you knew coming into this article. Moray is an archaeological site containing strange Inca stuff, like the picture above. It consists of these beautiful circle steps that stretch nearly 100 feet from bottom to the top. There’s also an irrigation system, cause that’s how the Inca do.

They knew how to grow crops, too, and this site seems to be, in theory, a place where they tried growing stuff at different temperatures to see how good or bad the crops might be depending on the weather. Does that sound like maybe they were ahead of their time? Well yeah, they were. After all, they had irrigation. Oh, and the design of these circular steps actually controls the weather.
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Where Am I?

I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’ve been filled with the desire to write, so I am. That’s why I missed yesterday’s YouTube Tuesday. I got one of my books done and it’s in the editing stage. Hopefully that will be available by summer. Because of that I decided to look at some of my WIPs and see what else I can finish and finally get out there. So I might not be around here much in the coming weeks. Just to let y’all know. I don’t know when I’ll be back, but I’ll try to drop a post in once in a while.

Happy new year to all of you, and I hope everything is well. See ya soon.

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